Covid-19 in India: New cases dip below 30,000 for the third time this month

WION Web Team
NEW DELHI Published: Dec 14, 2020, 11:45 AM(IST)

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The daily new COVID-19 cases fell below 30,000 for the third time this month, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 93.88 lakh, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.

India’s total number of deadly coronavirus cases have mounted to 98,84,100 with  27,071 infections being reported in the last 24 hours.

The daily new COVID-19 cases fell below 30,000 for the third time this month, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 93.88 lakh, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.

The death toll rose to 1,43,355 with 336 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 93,88,159 pushing the national recovery rate to 94.98 per cent, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.45 per cent.

The COVID-19 active caseload remained below 4 lakh for the eighth consecutive day.

There are 3,52,586 active coronavirus infections in the country which comprises 3.57 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23 and 40 lakh on September 5.

It went past 50 lakh on September 16, 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, and surpassed 90 lakh on November 20.

(With inputs from agencies)

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